not for nothing

Not for nothing
Usually followed by the word "but," this is essentially a call to pay attention to the next words out of the speaker's mouth, e.g., "Not for nothing, but did you see the way he looked at you?"

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • not for nothing — for a very good reason not for nothing have I got a brother in law who cooks professionally * * * not for ˈnothing idiom for a very good reason • Not for nothing was he called the king of rock and roll. Main entry: ↑nothingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not for nothing — for a good reason. Not for nothing is New York City called the fashion capital of the world. Opposite of: for nothing …   New idioms dictionary

  • nothing for nothing — a 1704 T. BROWN Works (1707) I. 131 Thou know’st the proverb, nothing due for nought. 1800 M. EDGEWORTH Castle Rackrent 167 Nothing for nothing, or I’m under a mistake with you, Jason. 1858 G. J. WHYTE MELVILLE Interpreter xxv. Sir… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • for nothing — for no reason. They didn t call him a big gorilla for nothing. Opposite of: not for nothing …   New idioms dictionary

  • for nothing — 1 she hosted the show for nothing: FREE (OF CHARGE), gratis, without charge, at no cost; informal for free, on the house. 2 all this trouble for nothing: IN VAIN, to no avail, to no purpose, with no result, needlessly …   Useful english dictionary

  • for nothing — 1) without any payment Some of the men volunteered to work for nothing. I m a club member, so I can get tickets for nothing. 2) without a reason or purpose Why did you call me down here for nothing? not for nothing (= for a good reason): Not for… …   English dictionary

  • Not for You — Single by Pearl Jam from the album Vitalogy B side Out of My Mind (live) …   Wikipedia

  • Not For Threes — est le premier album du groupe Plaid sorti chez Warp Records le 27 octobre 1997. Le 13 octobre 1998, Nothing Records, le label américain, a sorti une version de cet album, sous l accord de Warp Records. Le titre 11 de la version Warp Records, Ol …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Not for All the Love in the World — Single by The Thrills from the album Let s Bottle Bohemia …   Wikipedia

  • not for all the tea in China — informal old fashioned phrase used for saying that nothing could persuade you to do something Thesaurus: ways of saying nosynonym Main entry: tea * * * not for all the tea in China informal + old fashioned : not for any reason I would never… …   Useful english dictionary


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